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6 Hours (Full-Day • 1 City • 6 Places

Patmos Island Tour - Private

Tour Code: GRD46
From Patmos

Explore the whole highlights of Patmos with this full day private Patmos tour.

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Highlights

  • Monastery of St John incl. Museum
  • Cave of the Apocalypse
  • House of Simandiris
  • Convent of Zoodochos Pigi incl. Museum
  • Chora town
  • Grikos Bay
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6 Hours (Full-Day • 1 City • 6 Places

Patmos Island Tour - Private

Tour Code: GRD46
From Patmos

Explore the whole highlights of Patmos with this full day private Patmos tour.

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Explore the whole highlights of Patmos with this full day private Patmos tour.

  • Starting Points: Greece/Patmos
  • Route 1 Monastery of St John

    Perched high on a hill, the almost 1,000 year old Monastery of St. John is immediately visible when approaching Patmos by sea, its imposing surrounding walls built to protect it from invaders and pirates. Spilling down the hill from here is the island’s capital, Chora, a charming and atmospheric maze of passageways peppered with late medieval churches and the grand villas which were built by the wealthiest citizens centuries ago. Together, the cave, monastery and historic town make up this Dodecanese island’s trio of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

  • Route 2 Museum of Monastery of St John

    You will find a stunning museum featuring artifacts that are truly one-of-a-kind. Admire ancient icons, religious vessels and relics. Its unique treasures include the 11th century mosaic icon of St. Nicholas, the actual Chryssobull issued to Ossios Christodoulos and the 6th century Purple Codex of the Gospel of Mark with purple parchment, gold and silver text.

  • Route 3 Cave of Apocalypse

    The Cave of Apocalypse is an important cultural attraction of Patmos as well as an UNESCO World Heritage site. There are English speaking tours within the church that is built around the southern part of cave, which explain the story of St John and the revelations he received from God through a cleft in the rock in the year 95AD.

  • Route 4 House of Simandris

    Visit the 300 years old Simandris House with its rich collection of antiques and architecture that presents an interesting combination of the Oriental tradition and the Western fashion favored in the 19th century.

  • Route 5 Convent of Zoodochos Pigi

    This old monastery is an integral part of the history of Poros and has a rich heritage displayed within its walls. The Archbishop of Athens, Iakovos the Second, founded the monastery after experiencing a miracle at the eventual site. Valuable articles such as the Holy Relic of Saint John the Baptist were also kept at the monastery.

  • Route 6 Museum of Zoodochos Pigi

    Museum contains endless Byzantine treasures including documents from early 6th century and wonderful collection of icons.

  • Route 7 Chora Town

    Built on the top of a hill to protect against pirate attacks in the 1000s, Chora, or else the main town of Patmos, is crowned by the awe inspiring Byzantine fortress that encompasses the Monastery of St John. The town is an architectural jewel of traditional white washed captains houses and medieval churches and has been declared a UN World Heritage site.

  • Route 8 Grikos Bay

    Grikos bay is situated close to the port in Skala.The road runs parallel to the coast making walking to and from Skala very beautifuland popular especially for joggers. There are taverns, a rent-a-bike with a cafe, hotels and apartments a kiosk and heaps of sand to lay your towel on. Grikos is a popular settlement during the summer because it is quieter than most towns around the island, especially during high season.Its beach is the longest on the island with crystal clear waters and tamarisk trees for shade.

  • End Points: Greece/Patmos

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Informations

  • What's Included

    • Air conditioned motor coach or minibus
    • Driver
    • Guide

  • What's Excluded

    • Personal expenses.
    • Refreshment/Lunch
    • Entrance fees

  • Note

    • Tours can be provided in the following languages: English - German - Turkish - Spanish - Italian - Greek - Serbian and Russian on request
    • Conditions on Tour: Suitable dress for Monastery (shoulders and knees covered)
    • Walking on the first half hour
    • Steps in Cave & Monastery
    • Comfortable shoes required
    • Restroom facilities available
    • No facilities for persons with special needs
    • Opening hours Monastery & Cave: Daily 08:00-13:30 & Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 16:00-18:00
    • Zoodochos Pigi: Daily 09:00-13:30 Simandiris: Daily 09:00-13:00
    • Entrances: Monastery € 4 pp, Cave € 2 pp, Zoodochos Pigi museum € 3 pp (May change every year)
    • Dress code: shoulders and knees covered
    • Restroom facilities available

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FAQs

  • How to meet my tour guide?

    Your tour guide/staff will be waiting at pick up points such as your hotels’ lobby/main gate, a specific point etc. according to timing which you were given before tour date.

  • Can I state the departure time for my tour?

    Of course! We also operate tours on private basis, so you can customize the departure time, if it is a private service.

  • Can I choose the sights to visit on my own?

    On private tours. You can choose the sights and museums along with all sort of criteria you like by your agent according to content of service.

  • How to buy museum tickets?

    If the museum tickets are included in your tour, you do not need to buy it as extra. But if the museum ticket/s is/are not included in your tour, still no need to buy tickets in advance, during the tour your tour guide will help you to purchase them. Official tour guides have priority at museum ticket offices.

  • Am I traveling with a group on the tour?

    There will be two different tour type. Group tour and Private tour. On Private tours, you get a specific service according to confirmed plan for you/your party.

  • How about the transportation?

    When you book your tour with a van, you will be picked up from hotel, be transferred to the sights and then back to hotel. Otherwise, once you meet your tour guide at your hotel, you will be advised the best option for transportation such as taxi or tram.

  • How do I pay?

    After filling the Book Now form, there will be a payment button to complete your deposit payment, when you complete payment and secure the booking, we will confirm your tour details and balance payment will be in cash directly to the tour guide during the tour. You can choose to pay in USD, Euro or Turkish Lira.

  • What is the language of group tours?

    Our daily regular/scheduled group tours are organized in English. But if the number of your party is more than 10 persons you can ask for a tour guide in other languages. On the other hand, Private Tours can be organized in English, Spanish, German, Arabic, Russian and more etc.

  • What type of restaurants do you use?

    On group tours we use touristic restaurants which has open buffet. On private tours we use local restaurants which has a specific menu.

  • How to pay for my services?

    Beside money transfer by bank we accept visa and mastercard online payments on our online secure payment webpage.

  • Am I traveling with a group?

    No. You will be traveling independently on the regular transports according to your choice (Plane/Bus) but you will be with a small group only on local tours at the chosen areas this gives you an opportunity to meet different people through your stay. On the other hand, a private tour organization is always an option.

  • If I cancel my group or private tour in last minute?

    We are always tolerantly according to unexpected situations. Normally we should use cancellation policy rules but our company supports its clients as much as possible according to conditions.

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Good to Know

  • Currency

    Euro

  • Language

    Greek

  • Money

    ATMS widely available all round of Greece and Greek Islands. Credit cards accepted in larger establishments and destinations.Cash necessary in Greek villages and on smaller islands.

  • Visas for Greece

    Greece is not required Greek Visa for EU countries. Generally not required for stays of up to 90 days, however travellers from some nations may require a visa; double-check with the Greek embassy.

  • Mobile Phones (Cell Phones) for Greece

    Local SIM cards can be used in European and Australian phones.US and Canadian cells must use dual or tri-band system.

  • Driving in Greece

    Drive in Greece on the right steering wheel is on the left side of the car. Greece Country Side and Greece Highways before rental car,If you buy Greece Road Map, With Greek Islands Map will be much better.

  • Greece Weather and When To Go

    Greece Weather has got Mediterranean Climate by coast lines. North of Greece has continental climate. Greece Weather has dry climate and warm weather in summer, mild winter. Northern Greece Country Side Mild summer, very cold winter.

  • Greece Tourism - Greece Tour Packages - Greece Holiday Packages

    Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed Greek villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient Greek sites. Greece Tourism is One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the Greece Tourism draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited Greek islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, picturesque Santorini, Crete and Rhodes and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old Greek History, Greek Mythology and The Ancient Greek Sites in mainland on foot and discover the Greek islands as Crete, Rhodes, Santorini on a guided boat or Greek ferry tour. Greece is in Europe. Take the guesswork out of planning a Greece Holiday Packages or Greece Tour Packages vacation by using our Greece Tour Packages maker team.

    Greek Hotels High Season (May-Aug)
    Accommodation in Greece Hotels sometimes twice as much
    Crowds and temperatures soar
    Also applies to Easter

    Shoulder (Apr-Sep)
    Accommodation in Greece Hotels prices may drop by 20%
    Temperatures milder
    Internal flight and Greek ferries have reduced Schedule
    Few crowds

    Low Season (Oct-Mar)
    Many place shut, especially on the smaller Greek islands
    Accommodation in Greece Hotels up to 50% less than during high season
    Greek Ferry times skeletal
    Temperatures drop significantly; Crete can see snow

  • Safety in Greece

    Greece is generally a very safe place to visit and the majority of risks are similar to other destinations, with pickpockets in the major cities (Athens) and taxi drivers willing to charge you extortionate rates from the airports to the city center. Other less common dangers include dodgy drinking water on many of the Greek islands, the possibility of spiked drinks at international party resorts, and heatstroke on unshaded, sun-drenched Greek beaches. If you board a private boat, always ensure there are adequate life jacket and be vigilant about your belonging when lounging on busy, popular Greek beaches, leaving passport behind in hotel safes. Potentially risky activities aren’t limited to diving and mountain climbing; getting behind the wheel of car in Greece also requires extra defensiveness and caution.

  • First Time

    Everyone needs a helping hand when they visit a country for the first time. There are phrases to learn, customs to get used to and etiquette to understand.

  • Greek Language

    Greece Tourism is big business in Greece and being good business people, many Greek have learned the tools of the trade-English. In cities and popular towns, you can get by with less than a smattering of Greek; in smaller villages or out-of-the-way island and Greece destinations, a few phrases in Greek will go a long way. Wherever you are, Greeks will hugely appreciate your efforts to speak their Greek language.

  • Booking Ahead to Greece Tour Packages or Greek Hotels

    Reserving your accommodation in Greece Hotels, especially for the first night or two, can make your arrival in Greece that much easier. Out of season it’s important, as in some locations hotels close for months on end. In high season hotels can be fully booked well advance.

  • Greek Art

    Greece and art are good friends. For the oldest artistic expressions, visit the countless archaeological museums to see ancient sculptures and bronze statues, often dredged up from deep below the Aegean in Athens. Local cultural museums often contain crafts and textiles while the Athens’s top museums rival galleries anywhere in Europe.

  • Athens National Art Gallery

    The obvious contender for artistic bliss is this rich collection spanning Greece’s creative history; the offering is so plentiful, it has spilled out into the National Sculpture Gallery.

  • Athens Byzantine Iconography

    You don’t have to head to church this art is alive and thriving in galleries around the country where artists create exquisite, gold-hued creations; check out galleries on Patmos and in Rhodes Old Town.

  • Athens Modern Art

    The National Museum of Contemporary Art is good starting point,but witness the capital’s flourishing modern-art scene at events and galleries throughout the city.

  • Walking

    Whether it’s a stroll along the ancient promenade in Athens, a trek along a windswept donkey trail or a wander along an ancient footpath beneath olive and cypress trees, Greece is an outdoor lover’s dream. Trails crisscross the majority of the islands and offer great view and, at the right times of year, wildflowers and wildlife too. Festival of Agios Georgios (st George). The feast day of St George, the country’s patron Saint of shepherds, falls on 23 April or the first Tuesday following Easter. It’s celebrated with dancing, feasting and a general party atmosphere.

  • Best time for a Greece vacation

    If you’re planning to Book Greece vacation Packages, May is great time to visit by hiking. Temperatures are still relatively mild and wildflowers create a huge splash of color. Local greens, vegies and produce fill Greek kitchens. The first of May is marked by a mass exodus from towns for picnics in the country. Wildflowers are gathered and made into wreaths to decorate houses.

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